Porn Addiction – Attacks Young & Old
:: transfered from our previous blog – posted by becoming sober ::
The number of people seeking counseling for pornography and sexual addictions is increasing. What about young people? In a forum I participate in, there are various men between 15-19 years old that talk about their addictions but cannot enroll in programs. Some due to money, access to a credit card, or they simply still rely and live on their parents and keep addiciton a secret with them.
This is where the problem generally grows and becomes an all out addiction….when young. Almost every man and woman I have known with sexual addictions of any kind can trace the beginnings back to childhood or youth. Most also relate their addictions to some element of the Internet now days. As parents, we must communicate with our young people. Most youth have seen hard core porn images by the time they are 12 years old. As youth, I recommend simply talking to parents or even a church leader if you are viewing porn or have other sexual addictions.
Waiting to get help is like saying, “Hey, I will wait until I totally destroy my life, then I will get help.” Sadly, that is what most addicts do. They justify their own control and lie to themselves until they are forced to get help or have hit such a low place that there is nowhere else to go. I was happy to see a story on Fox News online talking about how the FCC is proposing a free wireless internet hub nationwide but the catch is that it will be “No Porn.” http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,460247,00.html
My internet porn addiction started off of simple curiousity at first but spread like wildfire. Most start that same way. I hope we can all be aware of the dangers for sexual addictions…young and old. As parents we should communicate with and help our kids understand the dangers. If they are already addicted as a young person…get them involved in a program now while you still have influence over them in the home.